Multifaceted holiday region

Glacier, mountains & lake - holiday in the alps

Zell am See - Kaprun, right in the heart of Austria, is one of the most multifaceted year-round holiday destinations.

Kaprun is located directly at the foot of what is probably the region’s most prominent landmark, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. The 3,203 m white summit imposingly shines above the lovely mountain village. The municipality with 3,000 inhabitants is the ideal holiday residence to slow down and relax – the daily stress is forgotten in an instant.

In the months of summer, Kaprun, together with Zell am See, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Austria. There’s certainly no chance of boredom – hiking, mountain biking, swimming or even paragliding – the choices are unlimited. Those looking for a more cultural stay can learn more about the region’s history in the historic museum of Kaprun or immerse themselves in medieval life on Kaprun Castle. Nature-loving summer guests can’t wait to go up the mountains! Enjoy lush green mountain pastures, idyllic mountain lakes and the high summits of High Tauern National Park with its unique flora and fauna.

Winter in Kaprun is all about winter sports – skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing or simply enjoying the divine winter scenery during a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. The Zell am See - Kaprun region impresses visitors with a total of 138 km of slopes, 61 km of which are in Kaprun alone. Whether you’re looking for a blue, red or black slope – Kaprun is a snow sport Eldorado for ambitious winter athletes of all skills levels. Here’s the best for last: the winter season on the Kitzsteinhorn already starts in October!

Excursion opportunities in the surrounding area

Glacier Kitzsteinhorn

Distance 6 km
3,203 m high glacier open for skiing in autumn, winter and spring, and for hiking in winter. Breathtaking views from Gipfelwelt 3000 – Salzburg’s highest panoramic platform.

High mountain reservoirs Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden

Distance 6.5 km
Huge reservoirs at 2,000 m for water and electricity supply. Hiking trails, daily guided dam tours and divine views of the surrounding glaciers.

Castle Kaprun

Distance 1.5 km
12th century fortification used as an event site. Guided castle tours for all ages Mondays at 4 pm. Site of the annual medieval castle festival in July/August.

Sigmund-Thun-Klamm gorge and Klammsee

Distance 2 km
Up to 32 m deep gorge formed by a glacier 14,000 years ago. The turquoise gorge lake is particularly popular with families as a local recreation area with its round hiking trail, playground and sports field.

Tauern Spa

Distance 1.5 km
20,000 m² of spa paradise with 12 pools and 13 saunas. Swimming, sauna sessions and relaxing with panoramic view of the Kitzsteinhorn.

Maiskogel Kaprun

Distance 200 m
Popular family ski region in winter, ideal hiking mountain in summer. Several alpine huts ensure an extra dose of energy on an active day of skiing and hiking. The year-round Maisiflitzer toboggan run promises rapid races into the valley at up to 40 km/h.

Zeller See

Distance 7.5 km
Swimming fun with drinking water quality. Surfing, sailing, stand-up paddling, kayaking or simply letting the day fly by on the sunbathing lawn.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Distance to Fusch 13 km
Driving fun, hiking joys and adventures in nature around the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain.

Ferleiten wildlife & leisure park

Distance 20 km
Directly by the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Get to know the flora and fauna of the Alps.